DRONE NOT DRONES: The 4th Annual 28-Hour Drone

The Cedar Presents

DRONE NOT DRONES: The 4th Annual 28-Hour Drone

Fri, February 24, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis, MN

$20 Advance / $30 Day of show

This event is all ages

This is a standing show with an open floor. Bring a pillow if you'd like!

Thank you to Indeed Brewing Company for their support.

Drone Not Drones
Drone Not Drones
For the fourth year in a row musicians from across the musical spectrum unite to create a continuous, uninterrupted, 28-hour drone of unified sound to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.

Wikipedia says "Drone music is a minimalist musical style that emphasizes the use of sustained or repeated sounds... It is typically characterized by lengthy audio programs with relatively slight harmonic variations throughout each piece compared to other musics."

Be part of a unique experience while supporting a just cause. Come by before work, after work, or both. Bring a pillow or blanket to make yourself comfortable. Spend the night with us.

We will be streaming the entire performance online so you can enjoy it even if you can't be with us here in Minneapolis. Direct your browsers to dronenotdrones.com to watch the webstream, get an up to the minute schedule, or listen to recordings of our previous drones.

We may feel powerless to stop the military industrial complex from causing "collateral damages" and spreading war. But we can spread peace if we drone on and on about it...

Full lineup is TBA, but includes:

Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
Alan Sparhawk (Low)
Steve Hauschildt (Kranky Records)
Circuit des Yeux
Mind Over Mirrors
Gaelynn Lea
The Murder of Crows
Har Mar Superweird (members of Har Mar Superstar)
Anonymous Choir
Matt Jencik (Implodes) & Whitney Johnson (Matchess)
tiny deaths
Paul Metzger
American Cream Band
Flavor Crystals
International Novelty Gamelan
Magnetic Ghost
dVRG REDEFINED (DeVon Russell Gray)
Lesser Key of Bannon
Pandemonium Defender
Dead People Particles
Dirty Knobs
Robust Worlds
Robot Rickshaw's DRONEBOTS
Loud Sun
The Hand
Tim Kaiser
Munir Kahar
Noise Quean Ant
A Six Families Triptych
Pandemonium Defender
Tree Line
John Zuma Saint-Pelvyn
Matt Rahaim
Drone Oversight Committee
Dead Gurus
Thunderbolt Pagoda
The Ronald Raygun
Jonthan Kaiser
Allen Killian - Moore Ensemble
Matt J. Sowell w/ Keith Lee
A Constant Cough
PV Glob
String Bikini
Noodhammer (Ylvisaker/Lewis)
Adam Wozniak
Nightengale #3
Michael Betz Music
Miles McClain
Teenage Strangler
Mixed Êmotion
Invisible Boy
Crystal Myslajek
Jesse Petersen
Psychomantic the Ritual Death Cult
etc, et al and secrets
(last updated: 2/13)
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or info@thecedar.org.